‘Social media makes trafficking easier’

KOLKATA: Social media is one of the biggest routes for luring schoolchildren into trafficking. This was one of the highlights at the seventh edition of the anti-human trafficking conclave organised by the US Consulate General, Kolkata in association with NGOs Shakti Vahini and Banglanatak Dot Com.  Around 300 students from various Kolkata schools, including The Heritage School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, DPS Ruby Park, La Martiniere for Boys and Modern High School for Girls attended a workshop titled ‘Empowering Youth Voices to Combat Human Trafficking’. One of the major risks…

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Terror groups use social media for coordination, says Rajnath Singh


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said terrorist groups were using social media networks for spreading their ideology and coordination. “Terrorists pose a threat not only to a country but to entire mankind. Today terrorism poses new challenges. You must have seen that it is continuously changing its face.” “Where terrorists indulge in barbaric and cruel acts, there social media networks have become a platform for contact points, coordination and made easy to spread their ideology,” Singh said at the inauguration of NSG Regional Hub at Hyderabad. “Barring Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), our…

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AMU violence: 2 held for posting ‘inflammatory’ material on social media


Aligarh (UP), May 7 Two youths wanted in connection with the violence in the Aligarh Muslim University on May 2 have been arrested by the police for allegedly trying to breach peace and posting inflammatory material on social media. Amit Goswami and Yogesh Varshney, former city president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, were arrested late on Sunday and sent to jail, the police said. According to the SO, Civil Lines, Javed Khan, they were arrested under Sections 147 (rioting), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) of IPC.…

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Odisha girl commits suicide after ‘obscene’ video goes viral on social media


A 16-year-old girl from Odisha’s tribal-dominated Nabarangpur district hanged herself from a tree on Wednesday, after a video that depicted her in a compromising position with a youngster from the neighbourhood went viral on the social media. A villager reportedly showed the clip to the girl’s father while her body was being brought back to their house. The father then lodged a complaint against the accused – Jagannath Gouda – with the Jharigaon police station. Police said the girl, who was in a relationship with Gouda, decided to take the…

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